About us

THE STORY OF re-origin

At age 25, Ben Ahrens, a semi-professional surfer, became bedridden for over 3 years with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. Up until that time, he’d dedicated himself to living and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle as a trainer and an athlete. But despite his best efforts and conventional medical treatment, Ben found himself truly stuck – unable to get better or make a full recovery. Then he came across neuroplasticity.

2007

Ben takes his fascination for human health and healing to New York City where he works as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, helping post-habilitation patients recover from neurological injuries and return to normal life.

2009

Ben undergoes his own healing journey in an up and down struggle with chronic Lyme disease

2014

Having learned to heal himpself from Lyme, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Hypersensitivity disorder, Ben joins forces with Innovative Medicine, earning advanced certifications in biological medicine and becoming an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of New York. Together, they work on untangling some of the world’s most complex chronic conditions, such as: Lyme, CFS, MCS, Anxiety, and Depression.

2016

Having made a full recovery and helped others do the same, Ben shares what he’s learned at such venues as: Quantified Self, Habit Design, TEDx, Esalen Institute, and the US Army (Fort Bragg, NC)

2019

The re-origin Brain Trust™ is formed and Dr. Ken Gorfinkle, Dr. Kelly Kent, and Ben Ahrens distill their combined decades of research and experience into a science-based neuroplasticity program that now helps hundreds of re-origin’s members reclaim their health and lives.

2007

Ben takes his fascination for human health and healing to New York City where he works as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, helping post-habilitation patients recover from neurological injuries and return to normal life.

2009

Ben undergoes his own healing journey in an up and down struggle with chronic Lyme disease

2014

Having learned to heal himpself from Lyme, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Hypersensitivity disorder, Ben joins forces with Innovative Medicine, earning advanced certifications in biological medicine and becoming an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of New York. Together, they work on untangling some of the world’s most complex chronic conditions, such as: Lyme, CFS, MCS, Anxiety, and Depression.

2016

Having made a full recovery and helped others do the same, Ben shares what he’s learned at such venues as: Quantified Self, Habit Design, TEDx, Esalen Institute, and the US Army (Fort Bragg, NC)

2019

The re-origin Brain Trust™ is formed and Dr. Ken Gorfinkle, Dr. Kelly Kent, and Ben Ahrens distill their combined decades of research and experience into a science-based neuroplasticity program that now helps hundreds of re-origin’s members reclaim their health and lives.
While attending an online class in neuroanatomy via UC Berkeley to better understand his own brain and condition, Ben was exposed to the extraordinary results that applied neuroscience or “neuroplasticity training” had demonstrated with chronic pain, physical rehab, and even immune related conditions. It was at this point that a lightbulb went off in Ben’s head where he realized the brain as the “chief orchestrator” of all mental, physical, and emotional processes. Rather than seeking out further doctors to address his mysterious symptoms, Ben set out to heal himself, and equipped himself with an entirely new approach.
In the years that followed, Ben sought out and consulted (and now works with) top neuroscientists and cutting edge doctors from all over the world. His eventual success with recovering his own health (Ben has remained 100% healed for over 10 years now) led him to form The Brain TrustTM which now serves as the cornerstone of re-origin. Together, they’ve developed a program and process capable of replicating these results at scale, for a wide range of debilitating conditions.

Our Mission

Now, we’re on a mission to empower you to heal yourself and return your own brain to homeostasis by providing effective, science-based, self-directed neuroplasticity programs and technologies – all within an uplifting community of inspiring individuals who share your journey. Together, with The Brain TrustTM we are dedicated to supporting your recovery and path back to yourself.

The Brain TrustTM

re-origin's Science Advisory Board
Dr Kenneth

Dr. Ken Gorfinkle, Ph.D

Psychology Advisor on the re-origin Brain Trust™

Dr. Ken Gorfinkle, Ph.D served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology from 1992 to 2017 at New York Presbyterian Hospital and The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. He was also associated with the Behavioral Medicine Program, Columbia University, where he participated in research, consulting and teaching in areas of diabetes care, pain management, cardiovascular health, and rehabilitation after craniofacial surgery.

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Dr Kelly

Dr. Kelly Kent, Ph.D

Neuroscience Advisor on the re-origin Brain Trust™

Dr. Kelly Kent, Ph.D is a neuroscientist that connects her passion for the brain with everything she touches, including as a school board member, corporate creativity consultant, business-owner, speaker, runner, parent, wife, educator, volunteer, community activist, mentor and friend. For the past five years since she completed her Ph.D in the molecular mechanisms of stroke recovery, Kelly has been taking her experience and expertise garnered at …

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